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. a shocking death. a united states ambassador in libya dead today. the obama administration taking steps now this hour to beef up security at embassies around the world. after this veteran diplomat christopher stevens along with three of his american staffers were murdered by a mob in benghazi, libya. the attack yesterday was apparently triggered by a film, a film produced by an american by the name of sam basil. considered by many to be highly offensive to islam. again, a film. these murders taking place in a country that the united states helped to liberate from the dictator moammar gadhafi and a mob attacked the embassy in cairo, egypt, yesterday. climbing the embassy walls. tearing down and ripping apart the united states flag. it's unclear if the attacks were koord natded or plans to con side with the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks here in america. but moments ago, our president obama spoke out about these killings. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. we're working with the government of libya to secure our diplomats. i've alwa
have been telling us that for months now they've been warning the united states about this growing extremist threat and that they have been growing ever more concerned about how little control they actually themselves have over the situation. >> arwa, please be careful over there in benghazi. we'll stay in close touch. arwa damon, one of our courageous journalists. the egyptian capital is tense, the u.s. embassy is tense. ben wedeman, what's going on now? are they out in tahrir square? >> at the moment it's gone relatively quiet. ta tahrir square looks normal, given it's 3:00 a.m.. in the streets below me, just a few protesters milling around. we haven't heard the bang of tear gas being fired by the security forces. this day could have been much worse in egypt. the muslim brotherhood had called for nationwide protests against this offensive youtube video that sparked this crisis, but at the last moment they cancelled those protests. so really we've seen a small protest outside the u.s. consulate in alexandria. here in cairo the numbers are down. it's important to keep in mind there
. the embassy of the united states of cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided vinls to hurt the rely jougs feelings of muslims as we condemn efforts to hurt all believers. before the attacks had begun and american fatalities. it seems to me like a reasonable statement of people trying to keep the peace and prevent attack on the embassy. do you think there was anything out of line about this statement or do you think this was a reasonable thing for an embassy in cairo to be doing? >> this was an absolutely reasonable thing for the embassy in cairo to be doing. politics in the united states notwithstanding. i would have issued or had authorized my public affairs staff to issue a similar statement for what essentially was a demonstration and try to calm things without knowledge, of course, how this violence was going to break out next door in libya. listen, i can't put myself in the shoes of the ambassador of egypt. i don't know what exactly she knew or didn't know at the time when the statement was issued. the fact of the matter is there is obviously question over whether it was cleare
, the united states is falling behind those countries. he said that the united states needs to be doing better than europe. that's one of his big go-to lines. europe is not working for europe. it isn't going to work here in the united states. so these two campaigns are going to be going at it over the economy. we heard president obama throw out a very attack line talking about the mother jones video that came out. he said in front of that crowd, he said when i look out at this crowd i don't see a lot of victims, referring to what mitt romney said in that hidden camera video. they're talking about defense stuff. but the economy looming o everything else. >> thank you, jim. appreciate it as always. president obama and mitt romney face to face. first presidential debate wednesday night. watch it live, 7:00 eastern or cnn.com. >>> also another huge story that has everybody talking. no kidding. the nfl and its refs. right now nfl commissioner roger goodell is taking questions at a presser in new york. let's see what he's got to say. >> -- and on their side why, and if there was a problem with full-
of pressure when it comes to this. not only from the united states, but also from its own people. now, whether these people that are detained are really involved in the attack or have links to this extremist group is something that we'll have to see and see what kind of reaction we see from the extremists too. >> do we have any idea if they're related or affirmative actionated with al qaeda? there's a lot of talk about that yesterday, the possibility that that was the organization. >> not much has been revealed by the government by this group, but what we do know, suzanne, is this is not an isolated incident. over the past few months we have seen an uptick in similar attacks targeting western interests. the u.s. consulate itself was targeted in an attack back in june when a bomb detonated outside the embassy. those attacks taken place in benghazi was targeted by a extremist group, it was called the brigades. this is a true al qaeda group. we also do know that there are groups with links direct links to al qaeda that operate in the eastern part of the country. >> what is the security situation
their anger about it they attacked the red cross. the following month the united states announced that u.s. drone strike had killed a libyan who was the second ranking guy in al qaeda central. a guy who went by the moniker al libi which means the libyan. the same group in benghazi responded immediately within 24 hours. they launched another attack that they filmed al qaeda-style, and they ultimately claimed credit for it. this time their target was the u.s. consulate in benghazi, the same u.s. consulate where christopher stevens was killed two nights ago. they hit the consulate with an ied, turned the attack into an al qaeda-style video type of propaganda. the same group hit a british envoy in benghazi with a car bomb. it had the hallmarks of al qaeda inspiration or al qaeda training. they filmed the incident, dropped leaflets. they tried to take as much credit as possible. then on the morning of september 11th, this week, al qaeda central put out a video calling for attacks to avenge that same killing of al libi the group in benghazi had avenged before when it was first announced he was
is in the country, although there is a lot of graffiti outside the united states embassy, spray-painted by a number of protesters, including one that says, quote, take care, america. we have 1.5 billion bin ladens. they are chanting, our soul, our blood for the prophet muhammad. the big difference from what we saw 18 months ago in the revolution, was that back then, people were talking about freedom and democracy and how much they loved america. now they are talking about how angry they are at america and chanting "death to america." sean, back to you. >> sean: thanks for that report. as anti-american protests spread, this administration is trying to deflect blame for its failed policies and trying to peg all of this violence on a youtube video. i know, believe it or not. watch this. >> this is a fairly volatile situation. and it is in response, not to the united states' policy, want to -- obviously the administration, not to the american people. it is in response to a video, a film... that we have judged to be reprehensible and disgusting. that in no way justifies any violent reaction to it. but t
, that the united states government had absolutely nothing to do with this video. to us, to me personally, this video is disgusting and reprehensible. it appears to have a deeply cynical purpose, to denigrate a great religion and to provoke rage. >> the film was initially to have thought to have provoked the attack on benghazi, libya, tuesday. ambassador chris stevens, former navy s.e.a.l.s chris woods and glen doherty were killed in that attack along with sean smith. not long after the attack reports surfaced that it might have been the premeditated work of a radical islamic group retaliating for an american drone strike which had killed an al qaeda command leader. libyan officials said they had taken four men into custody in connection with the attack. they also said they thought the attack was meant to drive a wedge between americans and libyans. this may be true. but even with all that has happened in libya, the bigger challenge for the obama administration may be with what's taking place in egypt. where even before the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya protestors stormed the emba
on the united states consulate in benghazi. arwa damon got inside that building. it's now burned out and has the most complete picture that she's about to bring us of the violence from that night and the warning that came days before. >> amid the ash, soot, and debr debris, remnants of a life that was. and what it meant to those stationed here. scrawled on this sheet, libya is so important. traces of blood stain the walls. what is now a blackened ruin was a pleasant compound in an upscale benghazi neighborhood. libyan officials say tuesday night's attack was planned by islamist militants and quickly overwhelmed the libyan and american guards. the compound's first line of defense easily breached. according to one of the libyan guards that was stationed at the gate, armed with only a radio, the assault happened sim simultaneously from three different directions. he said he initially heard chanting growing increasingly louder and suddenly, the gun fire, the rocket propelled grenades and other heavy machine gun fire all began attacking the compound. he's so terrified of repercussions he's refusi
, calling ambassador chris stevens an exemplary representative for the united states and gave his life for our country. welcome to "america's newsroom." i'm bill hemmer. martha: good morning. bill. i'm martha macallum. a killing after u.s. ambassador, a violent event we have not seen in decades. how will the president react to this and also to the violence breaking out in egypt. bill: that is another attack on the u.s. embassy in cairo, egypt. this is video from there. [shouting] martha: protesters scaling the walls in cairo, tearing down the american flag, replacing it with a black islamic banner, similar to the one used by al qaeda. bill: want to start now. team fox coverage. greg palkot live in london. ed henry live at the white house. reaction from both. want to start with greg overseas. what is the latest there, greg? >> reporter: bill, martha, minute by minute we're piecing more details of the incident in libya. we know about the tragic deaths there, u.s. ambassador to libya, chris stevens was killed. second individual identified, his name was sean smith. very important informati
: >> today we mourn for more americans who represent the very best of the united states of america. >> the statement that came from the administration was a statement which is akin to apology. >> with more americans being murdered in america, a war of words breaks out between the president and his challenger governor romney. we have a special report and give you the inside story. >> this is really raw visceral hate and you hear it day after day through the fox crowd. that is complete rubbish. >> charles krauthammer and a liberal "the washington post" columnist go head to head over hate toward president obama. charles will be zero if the republic party is missing anything it's sort of this war on women. >> war on women? sandra fluke? she is 30 for god's sake. just shut up for a second, okay? >> dennis miller man oman over the president. >> go factor, go factor. >> caution, you where to enter the no spin zone from massachusetts. the factor begins right now. ♪ ♪ >> bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly, reporting tonight from washington, more americans murdered by militant muslims. that is
are angry in cairo and back here in the united states. your thoughts, sir, i know you knew the ambationz dorand had met him. very disturbing news. >> we near a critical period are in the united states and the region. the attacks and the tragic assassination of our ambassador in libya and three of his colleagues, is in large measure caused by the weakness and fecklessness of the obama administration's policies. al qaeda, the muslim brotherhood, in libya and egypt have seen weakness and acted on it. and the administration has done nothing today to correct the impression that the weak innocence our policy remains. i really think the analogy to tehran in 1979, before our embassy was taken hostage by the ayatollahs is right on the mark here. we are at a very, very dangerous point. and the president is not demonstrating appropriate american strength. >> greta: you know, there is so much attention, ambassador on what happened in libya, with the murder of our ambassador and three others and the attention, at the live pictures what have is going on at 4:00 a.m. in cairo. there have been protests
years ago pleading with the u.s. government for his release. >> 33 years of service to the united states, and i deserve something. >> the iran's president has repeatedly turned down requests from levinson's wife. >>> at least 220 people were killed today in syria with government forces shelling aleppo and the government forces, and this comes as the syrian free army are moving into territory that the fighters have seized. they have many defectors from the syrian army to fight the regime. >> i'm not fighting to create a democratic or republican job, but american jobs. >>> president obama campaigned in wisconsin for the first time in more than 200 days. wisconsin may be a surprise battleground state. months ago, obama thought that the ten electoral votes were in their pocket, but then paul ryan was tapped at mitt romney's running mate. >>> and here is what we are looking into for saturday night. take the lord name in vein, right? if jesus jokes are free game, why in some countries is the prophet mohammed above reproach. and another topic of region, and not the notion of it, but the reality
romney the next president of the united states. of america. thank you, everybody. and god bless you. >> that was vice presidential nominee paul ryan wrapping up his remarks at the values voter summit in washington, d.c. he was making the pitch to the public and his own party, that despite the week the romney/ryan ticket has had it ain't over. it is friday, september 14th. this is "now." joining me today, msnbc political analyst and georgetown university professor michael eric dyson. nicolas is here from "the new york times" as daily show cocreator and author of "lizz free or die,iz winstead and buzz feed editor and chief ben smith. we are following a couple developing stories in the hour. the university of texas austin has evacuated all campus buildings after receiving bomb threats. school officials say a man called in claiming to have placed bombs throughout campus. no explosives have been found. no decision yet about whether to resume classes today. north dakota state university is ordering a campus evacuation after receiving its own bomb threats. we will continue to monitor this
around islam and the muslim religion in the united states has become as toxic as it ever has been and that video i think is a crystal clear example of it. >> just to jump in. i think -- i don't know if you've ever been on read it for instance any day you want to find something to be offended by any religion. this film had been out for months. it's a film that's ludicrous and offensive, there was a very specific chain of events people chose to organize riots, assault on the embassy where there were leaders making deliberate choices in the internal politics of this country. the idea that this movie was the central force here, that this was allen inevitable -- all an inevitable outcome -- >> i'm not trying to say that. an industry in arab world, that clerics that ferment their hate. the news outlet that first broadcast this news outlet notorious for creating controversy and creating tension within the sort of western and arab -- >> any given day you can find something like that. >> what is it, renaldo, the anthropologist talks about imperial nostalgia. we destroy countries and then m
and in the united states. two of the weapons were found back in 2010 at the site of a gun fight in arizona where brian terry, that u.s. border patrol agent, was killed. crime and justice correspondent joe johns joins me now. joe, this report is due out later today from the justice department? >> that's true, carol. we're expecting it some time this afternoon. inspector general michael ho horowitz is relatively new to the job. this is his first major report. such a contentious issue and political hot potato. there are a lot of questions you would want to have answered here. whose idea was the fast and furious strategy in the first place? who in the government would say that's okay? how high up did it go? who knew about this thing, and for how long? and why didn't somebody stop it? we'll be watching it closely to see if this report has any definitive answers. this is a story that is badly in need of an honest and impartial broker. the fast and furious story reached its peak in a political atmosphere during a political year. and inspector general's report is always supposed to be about accountabili
as well, you get this big bundle foments in the united states and you know that i believe that that is a very ideologically lopsided narrative. >> it doesn't make my sense logically. >> we're not talking about logic we are talking about emotion. >> germany and japan did awful terrible things, right? >> yes. >> do i hate russians and germans and the jandz? no, i don't. that doesn't make that kind of sense where these people want to kill you and hurt you what do you think it is mr. jabar. >> what we have seen since the 1950s as she was alluding, to since then there have been many crisis in the middle east which involve national resources such as oil. we have sided with the dictators and kicks and disregarding the people, the differences we weren't affected as the a people by the russians. we disregarded a people who are being oppressed by those regimes and people remember that, the problem becomes that the current relationship -- using that to rile up against us. which when isolated incidents happen like this childish yes provocative and vial him come out. when things like t
to improve schools in red states or blue states. s i am improving schools in the united states of america. i don't believe in just looking out for workers or businesses or rich or poor or 53% or 47%. i'm going to look out for everybody. >> and here's the cnn poll on wisconsin. the president has opened up a sizable lead now in the state and, remember, this is the home state of paul ryan, the republican vice presidential candidate. >> speaking of paul ryan, he is attacking the president over the white house's handling of the space program. he appeared along side former florida governor jeb bush at a campaign stop in miami yesterday. florida, of course, is another of those key swing states. >> we have preceded over a dismantling of the space program over the last four years. he has put the space program on a path where we are conceding our global position as the unequivocal leader in space. today if we want to send an astronaut to the space station we have to pay the russians to take them there. >> and mitt roey are getting some advice from someone who has been a through a campaign like this be
in the united states of america. i don't believe in just looking out for workers or businesses or rich or poor or 53% or 47%. i'm going to look out for everybody. >> and here's the cnn poll on wisconsin. the president has opened up a sizable lead now in the state and, remember, this is the home state of paul ryan, the republican vice presidential candidate. >> speaking of paul ryan, he is attacking the president over the white house's handling of the space program. he appeared along side former florida governor jeb bush at a campaign stop in miami yesterday. florida, of course, is another of those key swing states. >> we have preceded over a dismantling of the space program over the last four years. he has put the space program on a path where we are conceding our global position as the unequivocal leader in space. today if we want to send an astronaut to the space station we have to pay the russians to take them there. >> and mitt romney are getting some advice from someone who has been a through a campaign like this before. sarah palin, she says it's time for the country to have a come to je
calling for calm. >> since our founding, the united states has been a nation that respects all faiths. we reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. but there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence. >> the united states government had absolutely nothing to do with this video. we absolutely reject its content, and message. america's commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. >> elsewhere, in iran, a senior cleric reportedly upped the bounty for the killing of author salman rushdie, whose book "the satanic verses" sparked global protests more than two decades ago, after the late imam khomeini declared it an insult to islam. >> yes, it was a stupid film, you know. and the correct response to a stupid film on youtube is to say, it's a stupid film on youtube and you get on with the rest of your life. so, to take that, and to deliberately use it to inflame your troops, you know, is a political act. that's not about religion. that's about power. >> we just returned back to the office from the streets of islama
this is symbolic. the egyptian arrest warrants don't have any meaning in the united states. it stems from last tuesday here near the u.s. embassy in cairo where these protests all began. when they marched down towards the embassy. they ripped down the american flag to protest the movie. now the egyptian court wants to arrest seven coptic christians and one u.s. pastor allegedly behind this film. that is interesting i sat down with one of the organizers of one. protests a couple days ago, a man with very strong ties to al qaeda. he told me wants people tried by sharia law. under sharia law you are convicted of the insulting the prophet muhammad and don't repent you are executed. this move i about the egyptian courts shows how much egypt changed in 18 months. we went to a place a moderate islamic state to one really kowtowing to the demands of hard-line islamists and here demanding people's arrests, bill. bill: we watched it all flare up on friday last week. what is your sense of the violence, the potential of violence throughout the region? will it get worse? will it escalate or not, leland? >>
countries pose serious national security challenges to the united states. barbara starr, cnn, the pentagon. >> still ahead this morning on "starting point," kate middleton isn't taking the topless photo scandal sitting down. she's on tour. we'll tell you how the royal family is trying to stop those photos from spreading. >>> and no deal in sight between the nhl and players. are we headed for another season-ending lockout? "starting point" is back right after this. jack, you're a little boring. boring. boring. [ jack ] after lauren broke up with me, i went to the citi private pass page and decided to be...not boring. that's how i met marilyn... giada... really good. yes! [ jack ] ...and alicia. ♪ this girl is on fire [ male announcer ] use any citi card to get the benefits of private pass. more concerts, more events, more experiences. [ jack ] hey, who's boring now? [ male announcer ] get more access with the citi card. [ crowd cheering, mouse clicks ] so how much do we owe you? that'll be $973.42. ya know, your rates and fees aren't exactly competitive. who do you think i am, quicken loa
, the united states has been a nation that respects all faiths. we reject all efforts to degenerate the religious beliefs of others. >> the united states government had absolutely nothing to do with this video. we absolutely reject its content and message. america's commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. >> reporter: elsewhere in iran, a cleric upped the bounty of the killing of the author of a book that sparked global protest after the late leader called it islam. >> yes, it's a stupid film. the correct response is to say it's a stupid film on youtube and get on with your life. to take it and deliberately use it to inflame your troops is a political act. it's not about religion. >> reporter: when asked why the pakistani government called for a national holiday today, many ways inviting protesters on the street, they told cnn they had to address public sentiment. i think it's already a decision that's been criticized by many. >> thank you. >>> the state department fending off accusations this morning that it failed to secure the u.s. consula
place where anyone would find any, you know, sort of satire or comedy. here in the united states, of course, we know that there are no -- there is nothing sacred. you know well, make fun of all religions and all people and things like that, and so i think, you know, there is a little bit of confliction, and i also think, randi, they might be confusing us with the european union because in many european countries there are laws which criminalize speech. for example, holocaust denial. maybe people think that, you know, there's a double standard in place here where muslim and muslims can be attacked with impunity, but other minority groups are protected. of course, there's a fwraet deal of ignorance there. >> just briefly, what do you say though those that say that muslim is not peaceful, but, many of the, violent in nature and mohammed is a warrior prophet. christian broadcaster pat robertson had this to say, for example. he said muslim is not a religion, but a violent political system. >> well, you know, pat robertson has also gone on record saying he wouldn't allow american hindu
a superintendent for 30 some years at many different park service units across the united states. the only time i've ever had a break is when i was on maternity leave. i have retired from doing this one thing that i loved. now, i'm going to be able to have the time to explore something different. it's like another chapter. >>> welcome back. 42 minutes past the hour now. before the break we were looking at islam and what the koran teaches with blasphemy, but what about christianity and judaism? he is the associate professor of the old testament at emory university. let's start with one of the ten commandments, shall we? i'm going to read you one. thousand shall not take the maim of the lord many vein. all right. so please explain what that means and what the punishment, if any, there is for blasphemy. >> it's the most important text about blasphemy in the bible. this one in the ten commandments. it's not entirely clear what that means, to take the lord's maim many vein, or as some translations put, to use the name falsely. it's an openended formulation, and it may in the final analysis be about hy
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